Designers and engineers face a multitude of challenges whenever they approach an injection molding machine. One that has persisted for years is the difficulty of getting multi-cavity tools to produce identical parts.

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One of the key functionalities of the ‘Intersect’ command is to create geometry using an enclosed volume. This is a simple method for finding the internal volume of complex parts, the first step is to cap all inlets and outlets that lead to the internal volume:

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Zebra stripes is one of those ultra-powerful tools in SOLIDWORKS Nashville that is fairly underutilized. Mostly because it seems like not everyone understands what it’s all about. Recently TriMech Application Engineer Andy Barnes made a great video documenting this struggle and eventually showcasing what zebra stripes is all about.

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The Bounding Box fits a virtual cuboid over each unique (non-structural member) solid body and returns the thickness, width and length values and collates them into a description that you can display in your cut list.

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Up cycling is the process of giving a new use to an item that would be normally be discarded. Anything can be up recycled. Even those old boxes you keep to store things in is considered up recycling.

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Welcome back SOLIDWORKS Nashville community to the final part of our three part series on Pinewood Derby racing. We have optimized the design and ran virtual tests. Let’s see if our assumptions match reality.

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SOLIDWORKS Nashville Electrical has gained notoriety for its design applications in power systems, user controls, cabinet layout, and electric machines, but what about as a wire harness design tool?

ATV model downloaded from <a href="https://grabcad.com/library/atv-19">GrabCAD</a>

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How to change a SOLIDWORKS Nashville Bend Note angle to be Complementary or Inside

What is a complementary angle?

What am I referring to with changing the bend note angle to be complementary? Unfortunately, this won’t mean that your flat patterns will praise how great of a designer you are, but it certainly could help impress the manufacturing department! Check out the image below describing the difference between the supplementary and complementary angles as measured on a bent sheet metal part.

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